Annie Lauran Tag

Paris: Editions Galilee, 1981
21.5 x 13.7cm, 174pp plus card covers. A novel by the French author which has an original collage on the front by Boltanski. Annie Lauran was the pseudonym of Myriam Boltanski - the artist's mother! - a fact that was hidden until 2015. VG+.
Reference: Flay Boltanski Catalogue Page 150.

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Paris: Editions Pierre Jean Oswald, 1973
18 x 11.4cm, 96pp plus card covers. This novel cum auto-biography was written under pseudonym by the artist's mother (this was not known if suspected until the mid-80s) and Boltanski provided the frontispiece for the book with 6 b/w images of him attempting to act out various facial expressions associated with sadness. The photographs were taken in a photo-booth.
This copy of the book is an ex-library copy with various stampings and labels inside and on spine but copies are extremely hard to find in any condition.

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